What are the most popular baby shower gifts available?
Author: Nicole Adler Date Posted:24 July 2016
Although the term baby shower is relatively recent, rituals and celebrations relating to pregnancy and childbirth have been around for centuries. In some cultures, baby showers are held to celebrate the news of the pregnancy, and elsewhere the baby shower takes place after the birth of a new baby. In all events, people bring small gifts for the new baby or club together to give a larger, combined baby gift. Often the baby shower is organised by a friend of the new mum to be, and can take the form of an afternoon tea or lunch party.
A Gifts Australia, we have many baby gifts that are ideal to give as presents at baby showers, ranging from budget conscious to no-expense-spared, from practical to purely decorative and specially designed for boys or girls with more gender-neutral options too. Take a look at some of our most popular baby gifts here:
Baby Imprint Kit Capture a precious moment in time with this kit from Belly Art. All too soon the baby will have grown and it will be hard to remember quite how small those tiny feet or hands were, so take this opportunity to capture a unique imprint of their hands and feet to keep forever. Made from non-toxic materials that can be safely air-dried, the kit contains everything you need including full instructions, mess-free impression material, easel and keepsake tin. A great personalised baby gift that will be treasured for many years to come and also an ideal present for proud grandparents to commemorate the birth of a new grandchild, or at Christmas time.
Spoil both mum and the new arrival with the wonderful Four Seasons Baby Hamper. This contains delicious classic Lemon Butter Cookies for mum to enjoy, as well as a great little first library with four “Guess how much I love you” board books, with little short stories by Sam McBratney, one for each season of the year. As well as the books, this delightful hamper contains a little Nut Brown Hare rattle, who will make a wonderful first companion for the new arrival.
We may associate night lights with functional, boring items, but they don’t need to be! This Loppy the Rabbit LED Ornament is made from crisp white porcelain and will fit into any nursery décor, where he can sit and gently glow, providing a reassuring light for baby during nighttime hours. As well as Loppy, Gifts Australia also offers you Nutty the Squirrel and Archie the Bulldog as LED ornaments, ideal as baby gifts or presents for animal lovers alike.
A firm favourite with both children and adults is Freddy the Teddy. Cute, cuddly and just downright irresistible, Freddie is soft and plush and just loves to sit on the edge of baby’s cot, or anywhere else in the nursery. At 30 cms tall when sitting down, Freddie is just waiting to be adopted by a loving new owner, and will be by baby’s side for many years to come. Of course, Gifts Australia doesn't just offer teddies, so if you’d rather have a plush elephant, a woolly sheep, a knitted tiger or even a wonderfully old-fashioned rag doll, you’ll be bale to find this in the baby gifts range. Sesame Street and Disney favourites are also included, as well as Beanie Friends.
Practical baby gifts are often very much appreciated by new mums and dads, and Gifts Australia has managed to turn the ordinary nappy into a caring and thoughtful baby gift too! The Nappy Pack includes everything you might need for using cloth nappies, which are a much more environmentally friendly option than disposable nappies. With 36 100% organic pre-fold cloth nappies, 6 waterproof nappy covers that adjust and grow along with baby, and even a waterproof carry bag for when travelling with baby in tow, this is a great and practical baby gift for new mums and dads. If the new parents are lucky enough to live in the Melbourne area, you could offer them the 4-week nappy wash service that includes collection and delivery (see more details here). A real life-saver for exhausted parents!
Another very popular item for baby showers is the Welcome Baby Girl Hardcover Book or the Welcome Baby Boy Hardcover Book. These cloth covered books are great keepsakes and allow the new parents to record all the milestones of the new baby’s first year, which will make up great mementoes to look back on in later years. With 64 pages that also include many heartwarming illustrations and quotations, they will be able to record all the precious firsts in baby’s life, and document every detail as it happens.
If you know that the new mum and dad are keen photographers, delight them with the Bambino Linen Baby Album! With room for 100 photos, this will grow into a delightful visual record of baby’s first months or years. Too many of us these days rely on storing photos in “The Cloud” and don’t print them off, which is a shame as there is something wonderfully nostalgic about looking through a photo album many years later. Somehow sitting around the laptop does not have the same ring to it! Having this wonderful album will encourage mum and dad to print off the photos, and the album will be a treasured keepsake for many years to come.
The full range of carefully chosen baby gifts from Gifts Australia is far too large to be described here, but we hope these suggestions will have given you some inspiration when it comes to buying baby gifts for a baby shower! For many more wonderful baby gifts, including a wonderful selection of baby hampers, keepsakes, clothes, toys and other gifts, browse the full range at Gifts Australia and don’t forget that your gifts can be delivered Australia-wide